Price of the Freerunner spare parts
steve at openmoko.com
Thu Mar 27 17:50:36 CET 2008
Libertarian as well here. The first charger I want to test is my iGo as
A while back I discussed the fast charging issue with Engineering. I'll
revisit that issue and get back to you guys. My understanding ( rememeber
I'm marketing and have been appropriately lobotomized) is that our device
checks the ID of the charger and then determines whether or not we can fast
charge. ( greater than 750ma I think... )
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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Dean
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9:17 PM
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Subject: Re: Price of the Freerunner spare parts
National warranties aside (I'm a libertarian...) I see certifying
aftermarket accessories as a crucial step for Openmoko, or at the v
ery least picking ONE that "works well" with a Neo/Freerunner device.
I recently purchased an iGo charger in the USA that "claimed "it could
charger a 100, 500 or 1000 mA device and it can't. :P I'm out $40,
which isn't "crucial" to me, but it's a sum that is large enough to
regret paying when a $10 charger would be equally effective.
I don't want to veer too far off topic but "third-party" accessories
and battery life are directly tied IMO. As long as the battery life
suck on the Neo/Freerunner people will need chargers for the device,
and as long as a working fast-charge charger doesn't exist, it will be
construed as bad planning.
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 11:18 PM, ian douglas
<ian.douglas at iandouglas.com> wrote:
> Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
> > There are lots of clones of these Nokia batteries, we bought a few and
> > can give you the names. But basically anything BL-4C, BL-5C, BL-6C
> > compatible should work.
> Just my $0.02 here, but:
> *Should* work, or *definitely* work? I'd rather not buy a 'maybe'
> battery and would rather buy a branded battery direct from OM...
> But if enough people test these BL-?C batteries and prove they work just
> fine and nobody has any incidents related to a Nokia battery, then okay,
> I'll look for a local vendor selling them if I need a spare battery.
> I ran into the same issue with my iRiver digital music player, I needed
> a replacement, but iRiver didn't make this model any more so
> after-market batteries were all that were left. In the end, an iPod
> replacement battery did the job, but the polarity on the jumper header
> needed to be switched before plugging it in and reassembling the case. I
> only ordered the battery once I'd read about 20 personal accounts that,
> yeah, this particular battery worked just fine, no incidents.
> Just the 'realist' in me coming out to play. :o)
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